Category Archives: SP2007 DEV

SharePoint Site Columns and Site Content Type Customization Best Practices

It’s ever burning question – Should you deploy site columns & site content types using Browser or CAML or .NET Object Model? It feels like every few months or every time I start new custom development project, I ponder on … Continue reading

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WSS 3.0 Code Snippets – Accessing SharePoint List using Object Model and Web Services

Microsoft provides different methods to access the WSS 3.0 lists through the SharePoint Object Model APIs and SharePoint Web Services. It is recommended practice that if you are accessing the list in the same web application or site collection, preferred … Continue reading

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MOSS 2007 – Implementing the Custom Application.Master Page using HTTPModule

One of the first question you may ask is why we need to customize the application.master. In many cases, organizations would like to have common branding experience while browsing the SharePoint sites regardless of end users are accessing the colloboration … Continue reading

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MOSS 2007 – Web Part Gallery Link Error – Failed to find the XML file at location ’12\Template\Features\\feature.xml’

I have recently came across very unusual error while accessing web part gallery link from the site settings page – Failed to find the XML file at location ’12\Template\Features\FilterByLocationDropDownList\feature.xml’ at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPXmlDocCache.GetGlobalXmlDocumentCore(String pathXml, Boolean bFeature) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPXmlDocCache.GetGlobalXmlDocument(String pathAllFeaturesRelativeXml) This seems like web … Continue reading

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MOSS 2007 – Specifying Custom Master Page for the Specific Page Layouts

If you are working on the publishing portal, changing custom master pages for all the publishing pages is very easy through the browser interface. Simply change the site master page settings to the custom master page and it will apply … Continue reading

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